November 2011 Issue


Safety management system should be simple and effective

Known as Q7 Site and Q7 Mobile, the product is aimed at residential main contractors and subcontractors. It complements CSM’s third product, the Q7 Commercial […]

Showcase building features ‘damage avoidance’ seismic engineering

The three-storey, seismically-protected timber structure was entirely built from locally grown and fabricated laminated veneer lumber. Designed by Nelson-based architects Irving Smith Jack and engineering […]

Tumu ITM building design a world first

The major design feature of the building is a roof structure of LVL beams that span 60 metres, with the beams spliced together and fixed […]

Christchurch, meet Prefab — Prefab, meet Christchurch

One solution gaining great traction nationally and globally which could be considered for Christchurch is the use of prefabricated design solutions. Prefab is a way […]

Christchurch Basilica receives much needed support

One hundred and three years after celebrating its first mass, the Renaissance-style Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, once the pride of the city, is now […]

LBP numbers pass 10,000 mark

The LBP scheme is part of a broad package of legislative reforms to the Building Act 2004 which Mr Williamson introduced into Parliament over the […]

An inconvenient truth

Now they’ve decided that some of those nice chemicals are actually a bit off — and as boron is just like taking aspirin then that’s […]

The CCA 2002 — you need a provable contract first to take the benefits it provides

The day before MVDW was due to start building work on the defendants’ property, the defendants advised they wished to delay commencement of the project. […]

Construction leaders of tomorrow return victorious

Ben Horn of Waihi, Joshua Inivale of Waitakere, Desmond Paseta of Manukau, Matthew Buxton of Tauranga and Rameka Thomas-Dorante of Auckland were all awarded scholarships […]

Bright future for construction as 2011 Apprentice of the Year named

Second place was awarded to Matt Saathof, 21, of Hastings who is employed by Gemco Construction in Havelock North. Twenty-year-old Tom Storey, employed by Simon […]

Sustainability ‘the future of building’

Owner and director John Hymers was in awe when DR Borman Ltd was awarded Platinum. “The awards build up slowly over a period of time, […]

Christchurch builder racks up an impressive run of awards

John Creighton Builders Ltd was most recently given the Southern Region New Homes $1million – $2million award and, subsequently, a Gold Reserve Award for a […]

Our apprentices — stepping up for the future!

Our 10 regional winners who made up the national finalists were put through their paces on the Friday and Saturday under the critical eye of […]

2012 — prepare for more of the same

The sector issued about 14,500 new dwelling consents in 2009 and 15,500 in 2010. It is looking like we will end up around 12,000-ish for […]